The EU referendum result has perhaps emboldened racists by leading them to believe that the majority agree with their views on immigration and legitimising such public expressions of hatred. For this, the political elite must take responsibility, after stoking a divisive referendum campaign that demonised immigrants by spreading fictitious scare stories, all the while pandering to the lowest common denominator.
Maybe if all the Brexit supporters hadn't been portrayed as just a bunch of stupid racists ahead of the referendum, then maybe the real racists wouldn't now feel like they had the support of the majority of the population.
The loudest supporters get the majority of publicity. But these racist scumbags would be acting this way regardless, because Brexit won. And for them, that means making the UK white again.Maybe if all the Brexit supporters hadn't been made out to be a bunch of stupid racists ahead of the referendum, then maybe the real racists wouldn't now feel like they had the support of the majority of the population.
I think a lot of UK people feel that way.John Oliver's follow-up on Brexit last night:
Watch: John Oliver’s glorious rant in response to Brexit
Of course he was weak in his support for remaining in the EU, for the very simple reason that Corbyn is a more proper socialist who can easily see that the EU is not some kind of lefty charity, which some people seem to believe. A big part of what the EU is about is removing barriers for free trade, in other words a tool for the international capitalist class to make more profit off the backs of decent, hardworking people on low wages. Free trade means governments can't subsidise or own businesses, which is why we can thank the EU for the privatisation of state-owned institutions, like what happened to e.g. the Royal Mail and similar postal services in other European countries.People think that Corbyn was very weak in his support for Remain and that he is unelectable as Labour leader.
Translated by me from "Nichts überstürzen": England will vorerst weiter bei EM mitspielenDie Tagespresse said:"Let's not do anything hasty" : England will continue to participate in the EM for the time being
After the biggest disgrace in the history of England since Friday the England team announced to not want to rush things at departure. For now, the country wants to continue playing despite the defeat against Iceland at the European Championship and get eliminated slowly from the tournament in the course of the next two years .
Immediately after the defeat , the English coach is conceding: " We take notice of our getting kicked out of the tournament. This can come into force under a new team manager , who will be available by October at the latest . " In addition, UEFA has to wait for an official request by the British team pursuant to Article 50.
However, the match result is perceived by the rest of the British Isles as unexpected and hard. Many football players feel duped: " We did not know that you could actually lose if you let the ball into the goal ," says superstar Wayne Rooney . In a petition handed over to press, 100,000 Britons demand a rescheduling of the game.
No defeat ?
But others emphasize the positive sides: " This might look at first glance like a big defeat for England" said the right-wing populist Nigel Farage. " But I see it much more as a victory of common people over the arrogant, aloof elite. Today, we have taken back our country. We 're on our own again. "
Rating agencies, however, are less optimistic. Thus, Moody's downgraded the country's rating this morning from AAA to HAHAHA.